Come to the AHA Leadership Summit

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The strategies that are empowering health care leaders to drive the transformation of America’s health care will take center stage July 27-29 at the 25th annual AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego.

This year’s meeting will explore opportunities for advancing care coordination and quality and patient... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality improvement, physician issues, value-based purchasing, population health, Community health, awards, leadership, members, care coordination

Spotlight Health is the big event in health care

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More than 1,000 creative minds will come together at the fourth annual Spotlight Health to discuss the cutting-edge health issues of our time. Spotlight Health is the opening segment of the annual Aspen Ideas Festival and takes place June 22-25 in Aspen, Colo.

Spotlight Health’s deep dive along the... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, population health, Community health, leadership, members

Quest for Quality Prize returns to recognize stellar examples in the field

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The AHA Quest for Quality Prize is back, and its sponsors say the new application and prize criteria are better calibrated to the transformation taking place in America’s health care. Oct. 1 (midnight Central Time to be precise) is the deadline for hospitals and health systems to apply for the 2018... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, patient safety, awards, culture of safety, leadership, patient and family engagement

AONE 2017 - 50 Years of Inspiring Leaders

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“I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results” – Florence Nightingale

In 1967, a collection of nurse administrators from the AHA Council of Nursing organized themselves into an AHA personal membership group to create a professional home... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: Caregivers, leadership, nurses, workforce

NQF announces new president and CEO

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The National Quality Forum today named as its president and CEO effective Jan. 30 Shantanu Agrawal, M.D., former deputy administrator and director for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Center for Program Integrity. “I am honored to lead NQF during this exciting and pivotal time,” Agrawal said.... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, leadership

Clinician Well-being and Resilience

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The rapid pace of change in health care, from delivery redesign to risk-based payment models to increased data reporting and interoperability, has clinician attention divided among many competing priorities and challenged to meet changing requirements while improving care delivery for a more diverse... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: physician issues, physicians, culture of safety, leadership, nurses, workforce

Burwell names new AHRQ director

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell has named Andrew Bindman, M.D., director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality effective May 2. A primary care physician who has practiced, taught and conducted research at San Francisco General Hospital, Bindman recently served as a professor... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, leadership

AHA accepting applications for Health Care Transformation Fellowship

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Hospital and health system leaders are invited to apply through June 1 for the AHA’s Health Care System Transformation Fellowship. The nine-month program is designed to give senior health care leaders knowledge, tools and connections to transform their organizations for success in a rapidly evolving... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: value-based purchasing, population health, leadership

Harnessing Information for Better Care

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Having the right information at the right time is one key to improving patient care. That requires interoperable health information technology systems that talk to each other and seamlessly exchange information. Hospitals have made big strides in sharing information – for example, in 2014, nearly nine out... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: EHRs, Electronic Health Records, leadership

New Report: Creating a Care Delivery System to Achieve the Triple Aim

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Hospitals and health care systems are striving to achieve the Triple Aim—improving the patient experience, improving the health of populations and reducing the cost of health care. To achieve these goals, hospital leaders are designing new care delivery systems. Adoption of these new systems can be... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage
Tags: quality care, patient safety, Triple Aim, access, culture of safety, leadership, patient and family engagement, care coordination

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